CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Monday cornered Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani about how he could be certain whether President Donald Trump was telling the truth about the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
When asked by Camerota whether he knew for sure that Trump was not told by his son about meeting with Russian agents at Trump Tower to get dirt on then-rival Hillary Clinton, Giuliani admitted that “nobody can be sure of anything.”
Giuliani argued that he would be less inclined to believe Cohen’s claim that Trump knew about the meeting, however, simply because Donald Trump Jr. has denied that he ever told his father, which means it would be their words against Cohen’s.
Camerota then asked Giuliani if the blocked phone number called by Donald Trump Jr. in between his phone calls arranging the 2016 meeting with Russian agents was the same blocked number used by Trump himself.
“I don’t know,” Giuliani admitted, before then pivoting back to attack Cohen’s credibility as a witness.
Camerota then cornered Giuliani again about his past statements praising Cohen’s integrity.
“You had said, not two months ago, that Michael Cohen was an honest and honorable man,” she pointed out. “Now you’re saying he’s a pathological liar.”
“That’s about as unfair a thing as you can say!” Giuliani complained. “How did I know that he was a lawyer taping his client… the guy is unethical, he’s a scumbag, he’s a horrible person!”
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Rudy Giuliani goes completely off the rails in bellowing interview with CNN’s Cuomo
On Thursday night, following reports that the whistleblower in the intelligence community was complaining about a call President Donald Trump made to the Ukraine, CNN's Chris Cuomo hosted Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who recently tried to recruit Ukrainian officials to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. And things went off the rails quickly.
"I don't know the answer as to why it was released but I find nothing wrong in what he did," said Giuliani.
"You don't even know what he did," said Cuomo.
"I find a lot wrong in what you are covering up and what you continue to cover up and what your network continues to cover up," said Giuliani. "Go look. Go look at Joe Biden January of 2018. Bribery 100 percent."
Jeffrey Toobin destroys GOP lobbyist for claiming whistleblower is waging a ‘political fight’ against Trump
On CNN Thursday night, GOP lobbyist and American Conservative Union director Matt Schlapp tried to explain away the whistleblower complaint against Trump's promises to Ukrainian officials as a "political fight" against Trump. CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was having none of it.
"Matt, do you agree that under the law or believe that under the law, the [Director of National Intelligence] is required to forward any complaint?" asked anchor Anderson Cooper.
"No, no," said Schlapp. "These whistleblower statutes are intended to empower employees of these IC agencies and other agencies in government. To be able to find a way to have legal protection when they see wrongdoing within the agency. It would be a bastardization of Article II of the Constitution if whistleblower statutes were somehow expanded so that people and agencies could make political fights against the president of the United States, especially in his role as commander-in-chief, Anderson. He has very wide authority, really, unchecked authority to talk to world leaders about anything he deems appropriate as he is representing the United States of America."
Anderson Cooper recounts devastating list of times Trump was ‘dumb enough’ to reveal secrets to foreign officials
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," Cooper slammed President Donald Trump with a list of occasions on which the president shared sensitive intelligence information with foreign officials, in light of the growing whistleblower scandal centering partly on a phone call he had with a foreign leader.
"As for the president, he tweeted this: 'Virtually anytime I speak on the phone to a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people listening from various U.S. agencies, not to mention those from the other country itself. No problem! Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially 'heavily populated' call,'" said Cooper. "Whether the president is in his own words, 'dumb enough,' that's unclear. But his larger denial would certainly be easier to swallow if it weren't for some of what we know he has done when he's not surrounded by witnesses."